Cement Masonry

Cement Masonry

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you enjoy working with your hands and problem-solving? Do you work well with others and like being outside?  

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Cement Masonry training program. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Place concrete by pouring, leveling and finishing concrete 

  • Color concrete surfaces, expose stones in walls and sidewalks, or make beams, columns or panels  

  • Understand how conditions affect concrete and adjust your work to prevent defects 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Cement Masonry Job Corps graduates go to work for construction firms or contractors. 

Students should also consider pursuing Advanced Cement Masonry and other Advanced Training programs at Job Corps as part of their career pathway.    

The credentials you will earn ...

Students training in the Cement Masonry training program can earn industry-recognized credentials from the National Plastering Industry Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund (NPIJATF) and certifications in construction health and safety from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 

  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 

  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 

  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 

* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Carlos Solano
Carlos Solano
Carlos Solano is a part-time Cement Masonry instructor with Ramey Job Corps Center. He has a vocational certificate from the Coastal Training Institute. Carlos is also licensed as an expert electrician by the Department of State of Puerto Rico with over 10 years of experience in the field.
Nelson Hernandez
Nelson Hernandez
Nelson Hernandez is a Cement Masonry instructor with Ramey Job Corps Center. He earned electrical certification from the Department of State of Puerto Rico and brings over eight years of experience in construction, carpentry, electrical and cement work to his classroom. He also is certified by the Puerto Rico Department of Education as a vocational carpentry instructor.